Leipzig Nature & adventure

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Leipzig: Mulled Wine Motorboat Tour

1. Leipzig: Mulled Wine Motorboat Tour

Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor in Leipzig, with its famous beach bar. Relax on a electric motorboat as you embark on a 60-minute sightseeing tour of Leipzig's historical and modern sights along the waterside. Enjoy a cup of mulled wine to keep you warm. See the villa of the famous publishing Baedeker family who is well-known among travelers around the globe. Continue to the Palmengartenwehr, a vital part of Leipzig's public flood protection facilities. Head to the western territories, enjoy a brief moment of silence, and view the nature surrounding the area. Admire the architecture of the textile factories of the Buntgarnwerke, a former yarn mill building built in the late 19th Century. It is one of the largest Wilhelminian-era industrial sites in Germany. Making your way to the Karl Heine Canals, you will explore one of the most beautiful canals in Leipzig, meandering through the old industrial district of Plagwitz. Karl Heine, a lawyer, entrepreneur, and industrial pioneer, played a key role in the urban development of Leipzig’s western areas. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore the sights of Leipzig further after the motorboat tour.

Leipzig: City History Canal Sightseeing Tour on a Motorboat

2. Leipzig: City History Canal Sightseeing Tour on a Motorboat

Cruise along the winding canals of Leipzig and admire the city views from the water on this guided tour. Watch the history of Leipzig unfold as you pass important districts, including Plagwitz and Palmengartenwehr. Begin your tour at the picturesque city harbor of Leipzig with its famous beach bar. Relax on board a motorboat as you embark on a sightseeing tour of Leipzig's historical and modern sights along the waterside. See the villa of the famous publishing Baedeker family who is well-known among travelers around the globe. Continue to the Palmengartenwehr, a vital part of Leipzig's public flood protection facilities. Head to the western territories, enjoy a brief moment of silence, and admire the nature surrounding the area. Admire the architecture of the textile factories of the Buntgarnwerke, a former yarn mill building built in the late 19th century. It is one of the largest Wilhelminian-era industrial sites in Germany. Making your way to the Karl Heine Canals, you will explore one of the most beautiful canals in Leipzig, meandering through the old industrial district of Plagwitz. Karl Heine, a lawyer, entrepreneur, and industrial pioneer played a key role in the urban development of Leipzig’s western areas. See the striking Stelzenhaus at the last stop of the tour before heading back to the harbor where you can enjoy a cold drink at the beach bar. The harbor is perfectly located if you wish to explore further sights of Leipzig after the tour.

Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

3. Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

Set off on a river cruise onboard an electric motorboat to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest. Experience the biodiversity of the flora and fauna and admire the city's industrial heritage. Travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. From there, ride past the newly renovated grandstand of the racecourse at the "Scheibenholz" to the Palmengartenwehr. Leave the Elster flood bed and turn into the Weiße Elster, and see Germany's first mail-order business and the Gründerzeit industrial buildings in Plagwitz. Travel along the Weiße Elster and navigate the Karl-Heine-Canal. Passing the former "Riverboat", turn off at the stilt house and drive back to the starting point at the wildlife park.

Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

4. Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

Experience incredible tranquility and nature idyll on this relaxing river cruise from Leipzig into the riverside forest. Discover the unique biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the beautiful Leipzig floodplain forest. Hop on an electric motorboat, starting at the boathouse and travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. Discover a forest rich in a wide variety of animal and plant species.  Take advantage of the many shady ancient oaks on the shore on warm sunny days. End at the boathouse where you can continue to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest on foot.

Leipzig: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Leipzig Zoo Ticket

5. Leipzig: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Leipzig Zoo Ticket

Make the most of your time in Leipzig with a combined ticket for both a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and Leipzig Zoo.  Discover Leipzig with a 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket and get to know the city during the bus tour's different 13 different stops. Starting from the main train station, get to know the city at your convenience, getting off at the stops that interest you most.  Head to Leipzig Zoo when you get to the 'Zoo' bus stop. Skip the ticket line before heading in the see the 900 species of animals.  Established in  1878, today it has six different themed states such as Pongoland, the “Makasi-Simba” lion savannah, or the new Himalayan mountain world.

Leipzig: City Exploration Game for Couples on your Phone

6. Leipzig: City Exploration Game for Couples on your Phone

Go on an adventure in Leipzig with your partner or best friend and get to know them better. Download the app to your phone, then head to the city center. Walk or cycle to different sites, answer questions about each other, and solve small tasks. Do a tour that is guaranteed to bring you closer. Start your tour in Leipzig’s city center. Follow a route through the city that is off the beaten track. Go to 15 different locations, and carry out a small task at each. Have fun asking and answering interesting hypothetical questions. Collect points as you go and work as a team. Complete challenges and collect points as you go. Take in the atmosphere of the city and have fun exploring old buildings and new streets. Avoid large crowds by looking at the attractions from the outside. Once you have finished, solve the extra tasks and riddles available on the app.

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What people are saying about Leipzig

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Uwe unser Kapitän war super nett, wusste viel Interessantes zu erzählen und hat laut und deutlich gesprochen. Es war eine entspannte Atmosphäre auf dem Boot. Es gab Getränke zu moderaten Preisen aus der Kühlbox, man konnte auch mitgebrachte Getränke trinken. Super Sache.

Die Vorab-kommunikation top, alles hat gut geklappt und wir hatten sehr viel Spaß.

Nice boat ride with perspective of another side of Leipzig from the water!

Great tour, wonderful scenery and knowledgeable guide. Great experience!

sehr sympathisch umgesetzt. wir hatten eine tolle zeit zu zweit.